The Morning Papers

A luxury that comes with retirement, especially if you are a news junkie, is reading many newspapers online while having coffee in the morning for as long as you would like.  During the winter I do this while listening to Mike and Mike on ESPN.  Then, I check out the usually ever-changing national weather periodically by switching…

Late Spring at the Beach

While the spectacular view appears to be the same, every evening is unique.  Today the baby mallards were swimming up the marsh gut and the marsh fox was frolicking across the marsh searching for breakfast this morning.  Every moment of your retirement is well spent with beauty and relaxation.

Cooking with an Air Fryer

Cooking is a great retirement hobby.  Cooking healthy is a life style choice.  One of the challenges is cooking fried food and not impacting your health.  We have several foods of choice that are fried, including:  potato chips, tortilla chips, sweet potato fries, french fried potatoes.  As an alternative to the mess of frying and…

Community Events

When I was working I would receive notices from historical societies, environmental groups, libraries….alerting me to speakers on a wide range of potentially interesting subjects.  I could never find any time to allocate to any of these, even those that might be of personal interest.  One of the ways I found I can spend some…

The cost of war

While we honor those who have fought for this country, let’s remember the words of President Eisenhower: “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms…

Target Shooting as a hobby

Part of the aging process includes shifting some of your hobbies away from a high level of physicality to hobbies that are compatible with your physical stamina, dexterity, shifting interests, and strength.  When I was younger I preferred running, racket ball, sailing, vigorous hiking, dancing, bridge, needlepoint, and golf.  Through the years I had several…

What If You or a Loved One Needs Care?

Many individuals in their ’40s and ’50s think planning for long-term living options will be necessary only in the far, far future.  In any case, just about everyone I talked with when I was younger assumed they would live in their own home with minimal care at whatever point the issue of independence became a problem. …

Medical Appointments

One of the increasing and time consuming responsibilities as the aging process continues is the need for medical care, both preventive and intervention for acute care issues.  This morning, we are off for the annual eye check up.  Now, I have had extreme dry eye my adult life which was exacerbated by cataract surgery.  I…